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If not, you’re simply missing out. This will be our 20th year of running our Mentor Program and to celebrate, we’re giving away a heap of free resources to everyone who is ‘Mentor Program Curious’. To get into the Mentor Program, you need to register for Priority Notification. Click here to tick that off the list.

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Starting Date Is Everything.

I have written before that starting date is everything when we are looking at comparing the performance of instruments. Fudging starting dates is a favourite trick of fund managers when trying to make their fund look good, they simply hunt around for a starting date that makes them look good and then runs with that.…

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The King Is Dead…Long Live The King

I saw the list below of the worlds most valuable technology companies and it did give cause to reflect upon my own assumptions. I was surprised to see MSFT at the top of the list – it didn’t seem that long ago that MSFT was being put out to pasture buried under the disastrous Steven…

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Final Thoughts – People… People Who Need People

AS A TRADER, you’re going to be misunderstood and even vilified by folks who can’t wrap their minds around what you do. Just because someone is IN your life doesn’t mean they want THE BEST for your life. That’s why you need to surround yourself with like-minded traders who DO understand you. They’ll marvel at…

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A Born Natural?

NO-ONE WAS ‘born a natural’ at trading. It’s something you have to work at every day. You must chip away the rough edges to reveal the perfect trading plan. Sand back the psychological misadventures, before you can glide into profits. You end up falling in love with the messy process that trading is. Whenever I…

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WE ALL LOSE OUR way sometimes. Even after you’ve nailed this trading game, and you’ve come out on top, sometimes it seems like the universe likes to screw with you and make you feel like life is a big Jenga game. The only constant with this is YOU. You’re the one in the screenplay of…

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Push from the Front

MANY YEARS AGO, when I had a ‘real job’, I used to run a department where a bunch of reporters would call up companies and update their credit histories. Graduates, straight out of business school. Young, hopeful, and enthusiastic. A top entry job, with a bright future assured. I remember I was holding an interview…

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Safe Havens

Within trading there are a few implicitly stated rules – perhaps first and foremost of these is the acceptance of risk for the opportunity to profit. The balancing act between risk and reward has over the decades been fertile ground for academics to traders. Academics seek a mythical middle ground that defines an appropriate balance…

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Attention, Social Interaction, and Investor Attraction to Lottery Stocks

We test the hypothesis that retail investors’ attraction to lottery stocks induces overvaluation, and is amplified by high attention and social interactions. The lottery premium (negative abnormal returns) is stronger for high-retail-ownership stocks—especially those that also have high analyst coverage, high latest absolute earnings surprises, or extreme recent positive returns. The premium is also larger…

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What Statistics Can and Cant Tell Us About Ourselves.

Harold Eddleston, a seventy-seven-year-old from Greater Manchester, was still reeling from a cancer diagnosis he had been given that week when, on a Saturday morning in February, 1998, he received the worst possible news. He would have to face the future alone: his beloved wife had died unexpectedly, from a heart attack. Eddleston’s daughter, concerned…

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